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PHY429 Solid State Physics

Crystals: Binding, symmetries, diffraction, reciprocal lattice, defects. Lattice dynamics: Phonons, modes, specific heat, thermal conduction. Metals: Free electron theory, band theory,superconductivity. Semiconductors: Fermi-Dirac Statistics, transport, band shapes, p-n junction, electronic devices.

Credits

  • 3

Attributes

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions

  • Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate
  • May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman

Prerequisites

  • (PHY308 Minimum Grade of D- or 75308)

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